Comprehensive Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course Winter 2021

This four-day course is designed to address the needs of the nursing and other oncology professionals in relation to chemotherapy and biological therapies.  It includes information on current and investigational pharmacotherapy, safe handling, administration of antineoplastic agents, and various issues concerning the management of patients receiving cancer therapy.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
02/16/2021
Course expires: 
04/02/2021
Rating: 
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Learning Objectives

After participation in this activity, the learner will be able to: 

  • Discuss the expectations related to class content and the participant’s professional responsibilities 
  • Discuss the roles of chemotherapy and biotherapy in the treatment of cancer 
  • Recall the pharmacology of different classes of antineoplastic or supportive therapies
  • Recognize side effects and organ toxicities that patients may experience while receiving antineoplastic or supportive therapies
  • Discuss management strategies for patients receiving antineoplastic or supportive therapies, including the prevention and treatment of toxicities and side effects
  • Describe the safe administration of antineoplastic and supportive therapies
  • Identify interventions to prevent chemotherapy errors
  • Develop a patient care management plan for a patient receiving antineoplastic therapies
  • Identify three resources for oncology healthcare providers to utilize
  • Demonstrate that learning has occurred by achieving at least an 80% on the final exam
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Becky McClelland, MSN-Ed, RN, OCN

Available Credit

  • 0.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.00 Attendance
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Required Hardware/software

To receive 22.25 Contact Hours, the learner must attend all four days of the course, sign in, complete the activity evaluation, and pass the exam with an 80% or greater.